Background and activities

Kaveh Niayesh (1971) is a Professor at the Department of Electric Power Engineering. He has a BSc and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, and a Ph.D. also in Electrical Engineering from RWTH University, Aachen, Germany. Professor Niayesh belongs to the research group for High Voltage Technology.

Research Interests

His research interests are mainly in the broad field of high voltage and switchgear technology; specifically on current interruption in power switching devices in AC and DC power networks, new materials for high voltage insulation and for high current interruption, Breakdown and aging behavior of insulation materials exposed to HVDC and repetitive fast impulses, Diagnostic and condition assessment of power switchgear as well as High voltage and High current test and measurement techniques.

Work Experience

  • 2015- Professor, NTNU, Dept. of Electric Power Engineering
  • 2014-2015 Principal engineer, ABB Medium Voltage, Ratingen, Germany
  • 2009-2014 Associate Professor, University of Teheran, Iran
  • 2012-2014 Sabbatical leave, Alexander von Humboldt experienced scientist, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
  • 2008 Manager, Basic Research Department, AREVA T&D, Regensburg, Germany
  • 2005-2008 Assistant Professor, University of Teheran, Iran
  • 2003-2005 Principal Scientist, ABB Corporate Research, Baden -Dättwil, Switzerland
  • 2001-2003 Scientist, ABB Corporate Research, Baden – Dättwil, Switzerland
  • 1997-2001 Research assistant, Institut für Allgemeine Elektrotechnik und Hochspannungstechnik, RWTH – Aachen, Germany

Board/Council work

  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
  • Vice chair of IEEE Norway section (Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2019 )
  • IEEE Senior Member ( since Nov. 2008)
  • Technical Advisor, NUVENTURA (since Oct. 2017)
  • Head of Power Engineering Department, University of Tehran, Iran (Jan. 2010 – Jun. 2012)
  • Member of International Society on Pulsed Power Applications
  • Member of the editorial board, International Journal of Electric Power Generation, Transmission and distribution Researches
  • Member of the editorial board, Journal of applied electromagnetic (in Persian)

Professor Niayesh has over 135 publications and 14 patents.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications